Flashforward (2009–2010): Season 1, Episode 9 - Believe - full transcript

Bryce begins his search for the woman in his flashforward, Aaron becomes concerned over Tracy's odd behavior, Mark attempts to track down the person responsible for texting Olivia and outing his drinking during his flashforward vision, and Demetri's co-agents try to find the mysterious caller who forewarned him about his unfortunate fate.

On March 15th, 2010,

you are going
to be murdered.

Your briefing...
Did it say who killed me?

I have
to end this call now.

- My daughter's alive.
- Hi, Dad.

She saw something
she shouldn't have...

and got in trouble
with Jericho.

TRACY: The second that Jericho
knows that I'm still alive,

they'll find me,
and they'll kill me.

N.S.A. finally sent back
a new rendering of Suspect Zero.

- What's that on his hand?
- That looks like a ring.

This morning I was thinking
about committing suicide.

Oh, my God.

Everything's changed
for me now.

- Who's the woman?
BRYCE: She was in my vision.

In my flash-forward,
I saw this symbol.

It's a Japanese letter.

- What's it mean?
- "Believe. "

MAN: See there,


And there.

It's metastasized.

To the liver.

And no sign of it
in the lungs or bones?


Look, we hoped this treatment
would have stopped the growth.

It doesn't seem
to have had an effect.

What about hormone therapy?

Bryce, you're stage four.

It's not likely to do much
except make you feel lousy.


I feel all right now.

That's not atypical
for this type of cancer.

I'm gonna be straight
with you, Bryce.

We're running out
of options.

We could try
another round of chemo.

I have patients
at this point

who have gotten
into clinical trials.

How long have I got?

MAN: Oh, come on!


What the hell
are you doin', man?

Didn't you see me there?



Pal, I'm talking
to you.

Whoa, what are you doing?


Oh, come on!
No, no, no, no, no! Oh!

All right. Come... come on!
What are you, nuts?

You made your point!
This is a Cherry '63 T-Bird!

Oh! Yeah, yeah, yeah. I want
to report a hit and run.

He's still hitting me!

You made your point!

All right. Okay. Okay.

It's all right.

You are so dead, man.

You hear me?

You're dead!


Arahida Keiko-san?

OLIVIA: Dr. Varley,
she's oozing an awful lot.

What was her platelet count,
hemoglobin and coags preop?

Um... I'm sorry.
Her platelets were, uh...


Platelets 80,000,
hemoglobin 10.5.

- Looks like a cirrhotic to me.
- Is she a drinker, Dr. Varley?

Uh, sorry, um...

Come on, Bryce.

Uh, Maneesh,
I'm gonna need some F.F.P.

and 2 units of
packed red blood cells

as soon
as you can get 'em.

She's oozing everywhere we cut.
Send a D.I.C. panel

and, uh, hang a banana bag
with two grams of mag.

Dr. Benford, I'm sorry.

I think you need
to think seriously

about whether or not you're
committed to this profession.


BRYCE: I don't know
where I belong.

I'm not
a very good doctor.

I never have been, really.

It wasn't
what you wanted?

I don't know
what I want.


I just... did it...

And now I'm here.

Have you told your family,

your colleagues
about your illness?

My family's been through
enough, Dr. Flemming.

With my dad dying of
lung cancer for three years...

It was a nightmare.

What about your colleagues?

they would understand.

I don't want their pity.

Pity? Bryce, you need
support right now.

That's what's gonna
get you through this.

Nothing is gonna
get me through this.

My diagnosis is terminal.

PSYCHIATRIST: You don't know
what the future holds.

None of us do, really.

Your job is to take care
of yourself, Bryce,

to try and have the best life
you can for as long as you can.

Live each day
doing what feels right.

All right for me.

You're really here.

WOMAN: Pleased to meet you...


Please speak more slowly...
Yukkuri hanashite kudasai.

Yukkuri hanashite kudasai.

What's your name?
O namae wa nan desu ka?

O namae wa nan... desu ka?

I love you...
Suki desu.

Suki desu. Suki...

Please sit down...

How are you
feeling today?

Gokigen ikada desu ka?

I hope you are well...

Can you give me
the directions?

I am lost.

Michi ni mayotte imasu.

Who are you?

Anata wa dare desu ka?

What do you want?

Nani o
omotome desu ka?


Hey, how is Tracy?

She's, uh...
she's pretty shut down.

Terrified Jericho's
gonna come and find her.

Well, I've been looking
into that for you.



private military contractors

like Jericho and Blackwater
are harder to break into

than Fort Knox.

That's what
I was afraid of.

Yeah, but this outfit's
headquartered in Santa Monica,

right in
our own backyard,

working out of the

Burroughs Foundation
for International Peace...

Some kind of think tank.

- Think tank?
- Yep.

It's gonna take
a higher security clearance

than I have
at this point

to get much beyond that.

Hold on a sec.

Hey, Livvie,

- your phone's ringing.
OLIVIA: Babe, can you get it?

I gotta go. I'll put out
some more feelers, all right?


OLIVIA: Who is it?

Who was it?

What is this?

It's this weird text
I got.

Who... who sent it?

I have no idea.

You figured you...
you wouldn't mention it?

Well, you already told me
about the drinking.

Before I got a chance
to bring it up.

You know, since we talked
about it,

the phone thing didn't seem
like such a big deal.

I gotta get dressed.

Hey, Bryce.

Nice job
with that tension pneumo.


You okay?

Yeah, yeah.

You look sick.

I'm... I'm okay.

Come here.

I'm... I'm all right.

You're not febrile,
but you're really pale.

Go home. I'll have Cynthia
cover your shift.

I'm gonna be okay.
I just need a minute.

Bryce, hey, hey, hey,
come here.

Whoa. Come sit.

- I'm just...
- You look terrible.

I'm just tired. I'm...

Graphia says
you almost passed out

during grand rounds
last week.

You wanna tell me
what's going on?

It's nothing.

Oh, we... we don't need
to... to do that.

Come on.

Why do you have
a central line?


It's for the chemo.


I have...

renal cell carcinoma.

Stage four.

How long
have you known?

Um, about a year.

Had my kidney out
just before I started here.

This is why you tried
to kill yourself that...

Oh, Bryce.

I was terrified.

I didn't think that I could
face the prospect of dying.

I didn't want to put
my family through that.

I can't believe you have been
going through this alone.

I can't believe
I didn't see it.

It hasn't been that bad
so far.

It's rough for a few days after
chemo, but then I bounce back.

Anyway, since the blackout,
things are different now.

I'm gonna be okay.

I've got something
to live for.

It's hot.

I forgot the cheese.

I don't need the cheese.

This smells great.
When I was in the military,

this crazy staff sergeant
in my detail made the best food

I ever threw a lip on.


I can't do this.

Do what?

Have you drinking here.

It's just
a glass of wine.

Doesn't matter.
A glass of wine

or a fifth of vodka...

It just doesn't work
for me.

Come on, Dad. Relax.
I'm not asking you to drink.

That's not the point.

I can't be
in the same room as it.

You understand that?

After everything
I've been through,

you're telling me
I can't have a glass of wine?

I'm 24 years old,
and I've been through hell.

I can't have a drink?

Baby, I'm not talking about
what you can or can't do.

I'm telling you
what I can't do.

This is good.

I'll go somewhere else.

WOMAN: The N.S.A.'s digital forensics
team uncovered this symbol

on Suspect Zero's ring.

WEDECK: Alpha.

And it could mean

The angle of attack
in aerodynamics,

the brightest star
in a constellation.

Alpha is the beginning
of everything.

If we can enhance
the ring so well,

why can't we see
his face?

We tried to rebuild that image

from all the various
camera angles that we got.

But in one,
his skin was all blown out.

In another, it was
a raking profile and so on.

The ring
was much easier.

It has hard edges
and a reflective surface.

We captured still images
as the hand moved.

We replaced pixels and then
built a 3-D model of it.

Frankly, we were hoping
the N.S.A. would provide us

an analysis of the ring that
was a little more substantial.

To tell you the truth,
I'm... I'm a little uncomfortable

in this particular group.


Look, Mrs. Levy, we don't
have time to play games.

Okay, I'll be blunt,
Mr. Wedeck.

One of the members
of your Mosaic task force

has been red-flagged
by the N.S.A.

What? Who?

A couple of months ago,
our wiretapping program

intercepted a phone call

whose origins had been
professionally concealed

- to a bureau cell phone.
- Whose phone?

Agent Noh's.

Since when do you guys
wiretap the FBI?

Homeland Security
is the number one priority.

What do you mean,
Homeland Security is the...

Wait a minute.
Wait a minute.

Maybe it's the call...
your call from the woman.

- About your murder.
MARK: Right.

Are you saying that you have
a recording of that call?

How do I get it?

I'm sorry.

It's classified SIGINT...
signals intelligence.

The woman
who made that call

told me I was gonna be
murdered on March 15th.

I'm running out of time,
so if you have any information

on who that was
or why I'm going to be killed...

- I'm not authorized to give...
- Come on!

Call whoever you need to call
to make it happen then!

How about that,
Ms. Levy?

Let me make a call.

# 'Twas in another lifetime #

# One of toil and blood #

# When blackness was a virtue #

# And the road was full
of mud #

# I came in
from the wilderness #

# A creature void of form #

# "Come in," she said,
"I'll give ya #

# Shelter from the storm" #



Desu ka Los Angeles?

You just said "Where is
the toilet, Los Angeles?"

Let me see that book
a sec.

It's so cool you're learning
a whole language

for someone
you haven't even met.

But I am gonna meet her.

I know it.

Wow. I'm hearing myself,
and I sound crazy.

But it's a good kind of crazy.
Love crazy.

You think?


- Didn't see you there.
- Yeah, I came in late.

Yeah? What's up?

I'm really struggling,

Things were going great
at home,

or better at least.

Then this thing happened.

Someone sent Olivia
a text,

telling her I was drinking
in my flash-forward.

Who would do that?

I don't know.

I only told two people.

It's kind of freaking me out,
you know?

That's weird.


You trying to say
something to me, Mark?

Like I said, uh,

I only told two people.

Do you know
how many hours

I've spent
listening to your crap,

your doubt, your self-pity?

I thought you were
my sponsor.

That's right.

That doesn't mean
I'm your punching bag.

I think I have the right
to ask you

if you're communicating
with my wife behind my back.

You son of a bitch.

After all the time
we've known each other,

you think
I would do that?

I don't know
what to think anymore.

You don't know.

Don't know.

Here's some food
for thought.

Why don't you get
a new sponsor?

Someone you can
really trust.

- Got it.
- What?

Demetri's phone call.


I'm taking it down to
audio forensics right now.


- Can I ask you something?
- What?

Did you send Olivia
a text?

- Your wife?
- Uh-huh.

Why would I send
your wife a text?

Well, someone did.

Telling her I was drunk
in my flash-forward.

You're one of only
two people I've told.


So as, uh, I recall
you were pretty pissed

that I was drinking
and the implications

that had for
our investigation.

Oh, I see. You were thinking
I was so angry and so petty

that I'd run out
and text your wife about it?

Get out of my office,

I don't wanna see
your face right now.

Ogenki desu ka?

Genku desu.
Anata wa?

Your accent is really improving,
Dr. Varley.

Domo arigato, kondo-san.

Well, if nothing else,

I'll come out of this having
learned a second language.

So how's the search
for your young woman?

Well, no response
to my Mosaic posting yet,

but I did finish
my drawing.

You wanna see it?

She's quite beautiful.

I was thinking about
posting it on the web.

Well, at least you know
where she likes to eat.

What do you mean?

Sushi Arahida.

It's a restaurant in Tsukuba,
not that far from Tokyo.

I taught
at the university there.

Is it possible there's more than
one restaurant with this name

in... Tsukuba?

Well, I doubt it,
not with this same logo.

It's a little, tiny place.

She's probably a local.

Ms. Kondo,
in my flash-forward,

I was sitting
in a Japanese restaurant.

Maybe it's
this Sushi Arahida.

- Maybe.
- Thank you!

Arigato, kondo-san.

Oh, Bryce?

Dr. Varley,
do you have a minute?

- Yeah.
- Hey.

Uh, so listen, maybe
it's none of my business,

but I made a few calls,
did a little bit of research,

and there really are some
good options out there.

Oh, Dr. Benford,

- I appreciate it...
- There's this friend of mine

from medical school

who's running an experimental
trial with Trifectumab

out of M.D. Anderson
in Houston,

so I made a call,
and you're in.

Thank you.

No. You kidding?
It's the least I can do.


I've, uh, I've read
about Trifectumab.

I'm not sure about
the side effects, though.

We're talking about
your life.

Now's not the time
to be conservative.

Dr. Benford, thank you.

Um, but... but
you don't understand. Uh...

of my flash-forward,

I know that I have
something to live for.

I can't take a drug that might
kill me or make me sicker.

Okay, Bryce, you're only
gonna hear me say this once.

Maybe the reason you're alive
in your flash-forward

is because you're gonna take
this drug and get better.

don't give up on me.

Please. Come here.

Go to Houston.

You need a couple of days,
take a couple of days.

Um... uh...


WOMAN: There is
no delicate way to say this,

but on
March 15, 2010,

you are going
to be murdered.

Wow, it's even worse
hearing it a second time.

We've analyzed
the ambient noise,

and we've come up
with a potential lead.

- Lead? What kind of a lead?
- Listen to this.

...there is no delicate way

Now, I stripped away

- but the background noise.
- ... but on March 15th...

We found...

You found cheesy electronic
music. Come on, Vreede.

Oh, no, no. Not just any cheesy
electronic music, my friend.

It's the
"Symphony of Lights,"

the world's largest outdoor
light and music show.

Plays every night
in Hong Kong Harbour.

Wanna take a little trip?

WEDECK: I'm sorry, but I just
can't send you to China

after that CIA idiot accused
them of causing the blackout.

Relations between
the two countries

are tense enough
as it is.

Look, I want to solve
Demetri's potential murder

as much as anyone, but even if
she made the call from Hong Kong

there's nothing to say
that she's still...

She concealed the origins
of her call, Stan.

That alone makes her
a suspect.

We have to find out who she is
and what else she knows.

Look, I promise you, I'll have
our legats guy in Asia

try and track her down,
but I need you here.

You're not going
to Hong Kong.

End of story.


We're going.


Hong Kong.

Wedeck's gonna be pissed.


He'll get over it.

GIRL: Hai.

Um, I'm sorry.

Is this your daughter,


Is this your daughter?

Is this your sister?

They told me at the restaurant
that she lived here.

Please, I came all the way
from Los Angeles. Is this Keiko?

Do you know Keiko?
Keiko, please.

I'm such an idiot.

I travel more than 5,000 miles
because of a T-shirt?

What was I thinking?

You were thinking you were going
to find the woman you love.

But I didn't.

Now you know her name.

That's something.

I don't even know
if it's her real name.

I went to the university.
I went back to the restaurant.

No one can
tell me anything.

I don't know how long
I can wait, Nicole.

Maybe you're just trying to rush
things that can't be rushed.

Sometimes, you just
gotta be patient.

Isn't that
how love works?

I don't know. Maybe I
misinterpreted the whole thing.

Maybe it's...
It's just some kind of fantasy

and a really good way
to run away from my life.

Bryce, come home.

Come home.

Can I come in?

What do you want?

To talk.

I was out of line.

Yeah, you were.

I've been
a little stressed.

For God sakes, Mark.

You think you're the only one
who's dealing with issues?

Of course I don't.

I know you're dealing

- with the whole Tracy thing...
- You have no idea

what I've been dealing with,

so why don't you just
shut the hell up, okay?

Yeah, Tracy's back, but she's
not the person she used to be.

That person is dead.

Aaron, Aaron...

- Aaron...
- No, you...

You don't get it.

She's broken,

angry, scared.

She drinks herself to sleep
every night.

She's a messed up
alcoholic, Mark.

And I'm to blame...
for all of it.

She enlisted because
she wanted to be just like me.

And now she drinks
just like me.

There's not a damn thing
that I can do about it.

Look, we've crossed
a line here...

for better or worse.

I don't think I can be
your sponsor anymore, Mark.

I'm sorry.

But I could
really use a friend.

You got it.

WOMAN: Welcome to Los Angeles.
Enjoy your stay.

Welcome to Los Angeles.

# 'Twas in another lifetime #

# One of toil and blood #

# When blackness
was a virtue #

# And the road was full
of mud #

# I came in
from the wilderness #

# A creature void of form #

# "Come in," she said,
"I'll give ya #

# Shelter from the storm" #

# Not a word was spoke
between us #

# There was
no risk involved #

# Everything up to that point
had been left unresolved #

# Try imagining a place #

# where it's always safe
and warm #

# "Come in," she said,
"I'll give ya #

# Shelter from the storm" #